About Us - Baldwin's of St James

St James's Auctions was established in 2004 as the auction division of Knightsbridge Coins, a thriving business founded in the mid-1970s by Stephen Fenton. Based in the prestigious quarter of St James's in the heart of London, St James's Auctions rapidly grew into one of the UK’s most reputable auction houses for coins, medallions, tokens, paper money and related objects.

In January 2017, St. James’s Auctions began a new venture with Baldwin’s Auctions – a division of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd that, having been founded in 1872, was one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world. It was decided to merge the two names, forming a new auction company called Baldwin’s of St. James’s.

Our philosophy at Baldwin's of St James's is that specialised attention, personal service and a bespoke marketing strategy will ensure that each lot and each consignment achieves the very best results for our consignors. Our presentation is among the best in the business with state-of-the-art photography and realistic estimates.

You can have peace of mind when doing business with Baldwin's of St James's, both as a consignor and as a buyer. Baldwin's of St James's ranks among the top numismatic auctioneers of rare coins. Our reputation is unblemished, as it is built on integrity and experience. We are a member of the most venerated coin dealer guilds that uphold ethics and proper business practices worldwide including the:

·         BNTA (British Numismatic Trade Association), where Stephen Fenton formerly served as Chairman

·         ANA (American Numismatic Association)

·         IAPN (International Association of Professional Numismatists)

·         PNG (Professional Numismatists Guild)

All these memberships safeguard numismatics from forgery and require extensive peer recommendation.

Though still a family-run business, our numismatic experts include world renowned specialists from the UK, North America, South Africa and the Far East. We welcome everybody and offer free specialist advice on the sale of your numismatic items. You are welcome to visit us at our offices at 10 Charles II Street - please contact us on +44 (0)20 7930 7888 to make an appointment.